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A Soulful, Genuine and Passion filled Country Singer and Songwriter that brings amazing energy to all his performances!
Jimmy grew up on the eastern shore of Maryland where sports, fishing, crabbing, hunting, sailing, the beach and of course writing and playing music were his favorite activities. Jimmy graduated from Towson University where he played linebacker for the Tigers (being nicknamed "The Crash" for his hard hitting style) and received a Mass Communications Degree.
Jimmy has had an impressive beginning to his professional career as a Season 9 contestant on "AMERICAN IDOL" gaining high praise from judge 'Simon Cowell"
"I think you have a Great Voice and I admire your Dedication in moving to "Nashville" You are one of my favorites for this competition" Simon Cowell
Jimmy also was named Top 50 on the show "Nashville Star" and sat as a guest Judge on "CMT's Next Big Star"
Jimmy has received radio play for 4 of his songs including "Whatever it Takes" that played Nationally on Clear Channel Country Radio and more recently his self penned Christmas song "I Might be Broke for Christmas" which went #5 in some National Markets.
Jimmy has already worked with some of the Biggest names in Country Music, having Opened for Lady Antebellum, Montgomery Gentry, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves and more! He has Performed at Lowes Motor Speedway, Large Festivals before thousands and the Fontanel Mansion, the former home of Music Legend, Barbara Mandrell. For 2 Years Jimmy was the Featured Artist for the Mrs. North Carolina United States pageant, Pageant Judge and performer for Miss University City, Miss Appalachia and Miss Southern Delaware (picking the eventual Miss Delaware).
Jimmy was named "Nashville Artist of the Week" on the Billy Block show 103.3 WKDF and has played many venues in Nashville including conquering all of the downtown Honky Tonks where so many Legends have gotten their start. Jimmy has traveled to do performances across the Country with his High Energy Versatile Country Rock band. "Watch out the Fiddle's Hot!!"
Jimmy has performed and supported many benefits and charity events naming Cancer and Children as two of his top priorities. Jimmy also sings and gives motivational speeches to children in Elementary schools encouraging them to chase their dreams, listen to their parents and teachers and never give up even when the going gets tough!!
Jimmy's Style is best described as "Country, a lil' Rock & Roll and Whole Lotta Soul" Whether he is playing some of his favorite Country, Classic Rock covers or playing one of his own compositions, Jimmy is a mesmerizing entertainer with amazing stage presence and personality, keeping his audience on the edge of their seats or dancing in the isles. Jimmy's motto is "Life is a Quest for Happiness, don't slow down til you get there.... "Whatever it Takes" With his drive, determination and immense talent. Jimmy Charles is destined for Stardom!!!